The third largest mobile operator in the US, T-Mobile has unveiled new IoT Access packs come with Cat1 modules and wireless data to simplify and accelerate IoT development.
In today’s market, if a device maker wants to create an IoT solution, they must buy a wireless module from one vendor then negotiate to purchase an overpriced data plan from a carrier – all before bringing their solution to market, said T-Mobile. With T-Mobile’s IoT Access packs, new and existing customers can get everything they need – including modules and data – to develop the next great IoT solution.
The base plan includes up to 5MB of data per month for $20 per year per device, and $6 per year per device afterward. The step-up plan offers unlimited data at 64Kbps for $25 per year per device, with a limited time offer of $5 off the first year for each device. With both T-Mobile IoT Access packs, T-Mobile will cover the cost of a Sequans Cat1 module, via a bill credit from T-Mobile, up to $16 per module.
In addition, T-Mobile also announced plans to continue to help customers deliver the next-generation of devices for machine-to-machine communications. T-Mobile is continuing to work to deliver “Category M” and “Narrowband IoT” (NB-IoT), the next evolution of modules to help customers save money over time and take advantage of T-Mobile’s expanding LTE coverage, based on market and customer needs.
Combined with the Cat1 modules available on T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network today, these future modules will provide another technology option to give customers choice in improved data speeds and a longer product lifecycle compared to 2G network technologies, said T-Mobile.